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How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

Wiktor K. March 11, 2014 2

Every time someone claims to have found a new method for learning a language, I pause and listen intently. It’s not unusual to discover something useful and really effective by paying attention to language

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3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

Wiktor K. January 12, 2014 1

  You know how it goes. Halfway into January, and your New Year’s resolutions don’t look that flashy any more – what seemed to be a good and useful plan turns into a pile

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How Body Language can affect your foreign language

How Body Language can affect your foreign language

Wiktor K. September 1, 2013 1

The relationship between language learning and nonverbal signals has been alluded to several times on this blog. The occasion for returning to this is a brilliant TED talk about the effect of body language

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Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Wiktor K. July 24, 2013 0

This may be the most common reason for dropping out of language schools globally, and yet it’s not often discussed – not to mention remedied. Why is stakeholder analysis missing from our thinking about

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Why Women Are Better Language Learners

Why Women Are Better Language Learners

Wiktor K. March 8, 2013 0

This – on International Women’s Day – will answer all your questions. Or give you new ones. Which, you know, is almost as good. Foreign language learners: why are men better at it than

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Made, Not Born: the Anatomy of Talent

Made, Not Born: the Anatomy of Talent

Wiktor K. March 5, 2013 0

  A few days ago I took apart some of the thinking behind excuse making. Later, as I was thinking about my pet peeve – the “no talent for learning languages” excuse – I

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